Thursday, December 12, 2013

☞ REMEMBER: 110th and 8th Avenue circa 1902

A photo from 1902 shows the dramatic curve of the 8th Avenue elevated train as it rounded 110th Street by Central Park.  This was apparently one of the highest points for the above ground line that would be dismantled within 40 years and one can see the towering station that used to mark the corner lot.  At this point in time, the city had decided to reduce the noise of the train lines and subway tunnels would become the standard for city dwellers.  The lower photos shows the new condo rising on this corner of Manhattan Avenue today.

Archival image courtesy the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. The photo has the location labeled as 8th ave but that appears to actually be behind the tower. The foreground then is the corner which is now One Morningside.